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MEDER Adheres to Concept of Vocational Training

Despite the current economic crisis, four trainees start their apprenticeship at KURT MEDER GmbH in 2020


In economically challenging times, Black Forest-based KURT MEDER GmbH continues with its focus on future generations, and by this, holds to its traditions. As in the last years, four apprentices started their vocational training at the German specialist for high-quality springs. For their kick-off, they spent an actionpacked day with their instructors and senior apprentices.

Magnus Mauch, CEO of KURT MEDER GmbH emphasizes, "first and foremost, even though the current economic situation is different from what we have experienced so far, we decided to hold on to our roots. Roots that have proven to be industry best practices. Therefore, we have again recruited four apprentices for our three-year vocational training. Our in-house based education department constitutes one of our cornerstones that ensures sustainable attractiveness for talented and engaged employees.”

In order to get to know each other and to settle in the new environment, the four new and ten senior apprentices of KURT MEDER GmbH went on an excursion. Together with Katharina Gaertner, commercial instructor, and David Silva, industrial instructor, the adolescents drove to Braeunlingen, 25 kilometers south of Schwenningen. In compliance with today’s distance and hygiene rules, the group experienced an action-packed day organized by "Gelaendespieler". After a short introduction to the different games such as tandem skiing or water balloon throwing, the apprentices were divided into smaller groups to demonstrate not only their coordination skills but also their team spirit. 

At the end of the day, the team "Die Besseren" (German for “The Better Ones”) emerged as the winners. Together with the other apprentices and instructors, they celebrated their victory during the final barbecue. Above all, gaining new experiences as well as making new friends were paramount to the excursion.

Strong cohesion from the beginning: The apprentices of KURT MEDER GmbH demonstrate solidarity during action-packed team games. (Photo: KURT MEDER GmbH)